Wound Care

'Lok' in on healing

feminine hygiene products

Products

Hygiene

Feminine

Ultra-thin with very high absorbency

Incontinence Products

Products

Incontinence

'Lok' in on better health

Packaging

Meat

'Lok' in on food safety & freshness

Fruit Packaging

Packaging

Fruit

All-natural absorption for soft fruits

Products

Industrial

'Lok' in on environmental safety

Filtration Products

Products

Filtration

'Lok' in on clean products & systems

Materials

Hazardous

'Lok' in on safety

Airlaid

TotalCore

Soft, flexible with excellent liquid distribution

Gelok Superabsorbent Laminates, Low-Profile, Superabsorbent Laminates
TotalCore Airlaids

Since the mid-1980’s, Gelok International has been a premier manufacturer of low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and composites. Following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok International has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore.

Both Gelok superabsorbent laminates and TotalCore airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb aqueous fluids such as blood, exudate and urine, while reducing bacterial activity and bad odors associated with these fluids.

Gelok Laminates

Gelok Laminates

Gelok laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (SAP) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material. Using a variety of superabsorbent polymers, they can absorb many times their own weight of aqueous fluids and ‘lok’ it into a gel to prevent leakage.
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    Superabsorbent polymers (SAP)

    Customizable superabsorbent polymer configurations available to meet specific needs

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    Ultra-Thin profile

    Less bulky, lighter products for slender applications

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    High absorbency

    ‘Lok’ in aqueous or exudate fluids to prevent leakage and for easy disposal

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    Adhesive-free, cellulose-based laminates

    Hydrogen-bonded to secure the laminate together

TotalCore Airlaids

TotalCore Airlaids

TotalCore airlaids are ultra-soft, pliable, and provide excellent distribution of liquid. Rapid wicking and excellent absorbency provide greater comfort and flexibility in many applications. TotalCore airlaid features an extraordinarily thin profile and can be made with or without SAP.
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    Customizable with or without SAP

    Available with a variety of substrates, superabsorbent polymers and cellulose fibers to meet specific needs

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    Thin, soft and pliable

    Lighter, flexible materials with excellent distribution of fluid

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    Excellent absorbency

    Powerful absorption encapsulates fluid and odors

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    Adhesive-free, cellulose-based airlaids

    Hydrogen-bonded to adhere the airlaid together

Super Absorbing Performance for a Variety of Applications

Low-Profile, Gelok Laminates and TotalCore Airlaids

Applications for low-profile Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids include food tray pads, feminine hygiene, incontinence, medical packaging, medical cleanup, underpads, wound care, urinal pads, filtration and other uses where absorption of water-based fluids is needed. All of Gelok International’s cellulose-based superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are adhesive-free as they are hydrogen-bonded. By specific request, non-woven superabsorbent laminates can also be manufactured by incorporating specialized adhesive systems.

Gelok International Delivers Super Absorbing Performance

Using a variety of superabsorbent polymers, Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids can absorb many times their own weight of aqueous fluids – blood, urine or exudate and lock it into a gel to prevent leakage, bad odors and facilitate easy disposal. Gelok International products feature an extraordinarily thin profile and a lightweight composition that result in a lighter and more slender product. They are designed to offer absorbency rates and capacities tailored to meet specific applications. FDA approved grades are available for indirect food contact applications where the Gelok laminate or TotalCore airlaid is the absorbent core.

Custom Composites and Laminates

Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids provide tremendous product flexibility due to our custom manufacturing processes. Our Gelok laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (SAP) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material.

Our TotalCore airlaid can be made with or without SAP.  The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount of polymer and cellulose pulp used in the core. Additionally, the performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative substrates with a wide range of basis weights and functionality.

More Manageable Finished Product After Use

Gelok International’s low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are also stable, with excellent fluid retention under pressure, which means once the product has achieved the desired level of absorbency it is still relatively dry and easy to dispose of. Gelok International cores satisfy the demanding absorbency applications that arise every day.

Gelok Low-Profile, Superabsorbent Laminates
Gelok Superabsorbent Laminates, Low-Profile, Superabsorbent Laminates

Gelok laminates and TotalCore airlaids consist of superabsorbent polymer granules bonded to cellulose fibers, tissue or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount and type of polymer used in the product. The substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced using alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.

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Layered Diagram TotalCore Airlaids Fibers and SAP
TotalCore Airlaids

‘Lok’ Fluid In

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'Lok' Fluid In 1: Sample

To see how effective Gelok laminates are, place a small sample in a dry container.
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'Lok' Fluid In 2: Liquid

Then pour a measured amount of a colored liquid directly onto the laminate.
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'Lok' Fluid In 3: Wicking

Watch as the colored liquid quickly wicks across the surface and soaks into the laminate.
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'Lok' Fluid In 4: Absorption

Liquid is rapidly absorbed by grains of superabsorbent and ‘loked-in’ thereby preventing liquid from escaping back to the surface of the laminate. Notice how liquid does not leak out of the container when placed on its edge.

Gelok International Services

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Customized Converters

  • Pilot machine testing
  • Research and development
  • Experienced engineering/chemical staff

Technical Services

  • Superabsorbent product design
  • Equipment/system design
  • Fully equipped laboratory
  • Training and education (products and systems)
  • Custom services as required
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Materials Testing

  • Tensile strength
  • Absorption rates
  • Fluid retention
  • Other testing as required

Gelok Laminate Slitting

  • Widths from 1-1/2″ (38 mm) to 52″ (1321 mm)
  • Untrimmed master roll at 54″ (1370 mm) or 50″ (1270 mm)
  • 3″ (75 mm) OD core
  • Standard OD 28″ (711 mm)

TotalCore Airlaid Slitting

  • 36” to 1.5” (910 to 38 mm) slit widths available
  • Up to 60” OD rolls with 3″ or 6″ cores